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Discover the excitement of cycling at Sepang Circuit on April 23rd, 2015

21 Apr

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Have you ever experienced cycling on a world class racing circuit before? Have you ever wondered what cycling on the 5,543 meter long track with 15 corners and 8 straights including two high-speed stretches feels like?

This is the opportunity for you to experience it as Sepang International Circuit is giving you the opportunity to do just that. Located away from the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur, surrounded by thriving greenery and the home to the Malaysian Grand Prix since 1999.

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Details of the event are as below:

Venue: Sepang International Circuit

Date: 23 April 2015​, Thursday​

Time: 7.00am – 8.30am

Kindly note that Sepang will not be providing attendees with bicycles as they will need to bring their own to join the cycling session.

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A non-Biker Chick Promoting Harley-Davidson’s Street 750?

15 Apr

STREET1When it comes to gorgeous biker chicks, there are not many in Malaysia to choose from, and even less so if anyone is looking for a female celebrity that rides bike. Of course, there’s quite a number of female celebrities that own and ride superbikes, and good looking too. But they are just too pricey to be called upon to endorse a new motorcycle aimed at the young crowd.

So the next best option is to rely on a pretty local celebrity that clicks with the new generation to promote the bike. But she does not possess a motorcycling license nor ride a bike anywhere. Her celebrity status was achieved for hitting a million views from her own video loaded to YouTube.

That’s what greeted the assembled moto media that turned up for Harley-Davidson (H-D) of Kuala Lumpur’s unveiling of the Street 750 cruiser. For the sake of promotion, hype and photo shooting call for the assembled media to get the message across, does it really matter if the celebrity used rides a bike or otherwise?

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After all, the crowd that H-D wanted her to promote to are the young females out there, many of whom may or may not readily have a motorcycle license but are most likely be inspired to take up motorcycling based on the endorsement by the celebrity.

Hence, the decision to deploy the Malaysian YouTube sensation, Elizabeth Tan, to do the honour of promoting the Harley-Davidson Street 750 for the younger generation, especially the females.

There’s no doubt the same age group of the male segment may be aghast at the decision of using a non-biker chick to endorse the Street 750 but Tan is not the only local celebrity hired to promote the motorcycle as H-D KL has also enlisted Afiq Iskandar, the founder of Tarik Jeans to do his part for that segment.

The Harley-Davidson Street 750 is priced at RM62,888 (including GST) with 2 years factory warranty and 3 years extended warranty or 80,000km (whichever comes first).

It is available in three exciting colours: Vivid Black, Black Denim and Fire Red.

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Microsoft Malaysia Unveils Lumia 640 and 640 XL Windows Phones

14 Apr

Microsoft Malaysia has just launched its Lumia 640 and 640XL Windows phone. During the launch, the media were treated to demonstration of how seamless a Lumia 640 Windows phone can be as a working tool for people on the move particularly journalist and photographers alike.

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Apps like Microsoft’s Office 365, OneNote and One Cloud are deployed to assist the Lumia phone in turning photos and text into a complete article within minutes – things that the media will find helpful in their work. Microsoft also stressed that the new Lumia 640 and 640XL phones will work seamlessly with the upcoming Windows 10 OS in addition to existing Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 OS.

Both the Lumia 640 Dual Sim and Lumia 640 XL offers more personal computing and increased productivity through seamlessly integrated Microsoft Office experiences and OneDrive[1] storage. Both devices will upgrade to and benefit from Windows 10 as it becomes available later this year[2].

  • Smoothly and quickly access important documents or run all of your favorite websites, apps and games, thanks to the on-board 1GB of memory and powerful quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
  • View photos and watch videos on a crisp 5” HD display on the Lumia 640 Dual Sim and a 5.7” HD display on the Lumia 640 XL.
  • Power through the work day and enjoy almost a day’s of talk time, thanks to a long-lasting 2500 mAh battery for the Lumia 640 Dual Sim and 3000 mAh for the Lumia 640 XL.
  • Capture detail rich photos even in low light, thanks to the 8 MP camera on the Lumia 640 Dual Sim with LED flash and 13 MP camera ZEISS Optics on the Lumia 640 XL with LED flash and Lumia Camera right out of the box.
  • Stay updated on the most important information with Glance Screen, available on the Lumia 640 Dual Sim and Lumia 640 XL.
  • Enjoy the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Denim update, complete with one-swipe Action Center, Word Flow and Live Folders.
  • Keep up-to-date with the best features through regular updates to Windows, including all the benefits of Windows 10 service as it becomes available later this year.

“People are looking for a device which brings them more flexibility to switch easily between work and play, without breaking the bank” said Bruce Howe, General Manager, Microsoft Mobile Devices Sales for Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei.

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“The Lumia 640 Dual Sim and Lumia 640 XL keeps people prepared for anything, with the full range of Microsoft experiences – including Office and OneDrive – that Lumia users have come to expect straight out of the box, a superb HD screen and long lasting battery.”

[1] 15 GB of OneDrive access comes standard. Additional 15 GB of OneDrive access with activation of Camera Roll. 1TB OneDrive access with activation of included Office 365 Personal subscription.

[2] Like any upgrade to a new operating system, not every phone will support all possible Windows 10 features. Certain features and experiences will require more advanced future hardware.

Availability and promotions:

The Lumia 640 Dual Sim will be available in Malaysia from 17th April onwards in glossy cyan, orange and white and matte black. The Lumia 640 XL is already available in Malaysia in a range of colours, including matte cyan, orange, black and white.

From 1st April to 30th June, the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL will also come with a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, which includes the latest Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote) on the Lumia as well as on one PC or Mac and one tablet. With the Office 365 Personal installed, users will receive an additional 1TB of OneDrive storage, and 60 Skype world minutes[1]. To redeem the offer, users will need to download the Office 365 gift app from the Windows Phone Store by 14th August 2015.

[1] 60 Skype world minutes of calling per month for 12 months to 60+countries landlines and mobiles in 8 countries

 
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Sunday Ride To Titi Kong With Z250 Street Fighter

05 Apr

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Today is another gathering with the Sungai Long-based motorcycling group for the Kawasaki Z250 Street Fighter. As usual, the agenda for the day is a ride to Titi Kong via Hulu Langat town. The group had its RV Point at Shell Batu 9 in Cheras, and there were close to 15 bikers ready for the ride.

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Initially, the idea was to ride to Titi Kong for breakfast but the venue was later changed to Kuala Klawang instead. Even so, we still had to ride pass Titi to get to Kuala Klawang via another exciting twisty road. The Z250 is the only 250cc bike in the group, with the majority being 600cc and 1,000cc naked sports and superbikes. However, the Z250 wasn’t the smallest capacity motorcycle for today’s ride as there was also a KTM Duke 200 in the midst.

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After breakfast, we rode to Lenggeng town via Jalan Kuala Klawang-Seremban, passing by Hutan Lipur Lenggeng (Heritage Jungle of Lenggeng). Upon reaching the town, we rode towards Mantin via Route N34 which connected us to Route 1, which is the national trunk road for West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

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From Route 1 we rode into the entrance towards the Mantin toll plaza for Lekas highway for our trip home to Kuala Lumpur and its surrounding areas. It was another adventurous ride with the Z250 Street Fighter, although it was down on speed when compared to the 600cc and 1,000cc bikes, the twisty roads along our ride made it possible for it to keep up with them.

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